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If you really would rather be safe than sorry, you should follow the advice on the page you linked to, as it is advice I've followed in the past: A valid prescription or doctors note is required on all medication entering the U.S. Now practically we all know that's not really the case. Bringing in paracetamol/tylenol, or Imodium, or asthma medicines, etc, ...
I've always been suspect of the efficacy of high-priced noise-cancelling headphones, and recently picked up a pack of Hearos foam earplugs. Best $6.45 I've ever spent before air travel. The engine roar fades to a gentle hum, and in-flight disruptions such as seatmate chatter and cabin announcements are rendered nearly incomprehensibly quiet.
Having gone through this with my wife recently, yes, you can still get medical insurance. However you will need to get in contact with the individual travel insurance providers, as some may not cover pregnancy-related issues as it is a pre-existing issue. All will generally cover non-pregnancy-related issues.
Please assume that you are. I can only give you the answer for example Dutch law, but a lot of countries have similar regulations (apart from it being your ethical duty). Dutch law Article 450 states (translated by me): He who, witnessing immediate and life threatening danger to another, does not render aid to his ability, without reasonably ...
I really like my on-ear Bose Quietcomfort 3 headphones- they significantly reduce the noise in an aircraft. I found some of the other ones created their own high-pitched hiss which bothered me more than the aircraft noise. The data says 136gm, but they actually weight about 200grams with cable and charger (rechargeable batteries last more than 20 hours and ...
Although I found all of the other answers helpful, I was hoping for something a little more quantitative so I did some googling. I found this article by Lightspeed Aviation to be extremely informative. It is intended for non-career pilots of single engine aircraft, but the principles are the same. They show some typical noise spectra of single engine ...
A while back I bought a cheap (around 16 euros, panasonic) in-ear headphones with active noise canceling in order to use them at work. They are great to cancel constant noises like the one from the air conditioning, much less to cancel my workmates chat. I haven't actually tried them on a plane but I expect them to work against the engine. 16 euros are worth ...
My UK's provider explicitly covered any non-routine medical conditions associated with pregnancy, but not the routine ones (e.g. scans, etc.). We haven't tested it luckily. I guess you need to find a few quotes from your country, call them and ask. It also might be included in terms and conditions (it was in my case).
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